Puppet Showplace Theatre Presents "Squirrel Stole My Underpants"
January 26 - February 3, 2013
Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!
“Squirrel” received “Family Grant” funding from the Jim Henson Foundation.
Puppet Showplace Theatre (PST) will present world premiere performances of puppetry works created by Boston-based artists as part of the theatre’s “New Year, New Shows!” series, running from January 12 – February 3. Squirrel Stole My Underpants by Bonnie Duncan runs for two weeks Jan 26-Feb 3. Weekend showtimes are at 1:00 and 3:00 pm; weekday performances at 10:30 am. Tickets: $12 general; $8 PST members. Puppet Showplace Theatre is located at 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA 02445 at the Brookline Village T-Stop. Tickets may be purchased by calling the PST Box Office at 617-731-6400 or online at www.puppetshowplace.org.
Bonnie Duncan had already travelled the world as an acrobatic dancer and award-winning fringe theatre artist when she took a break from touring to raise her three young children. Bonnie found herself wanting to tour the world again, but this time with a show for kids. In addition to trying out ideas for the piece in her living room (her husband, Dan Milstein, directed the show), the growing community of local puppeteers nurtured by the Puppet Showplace Theatre gave Bonnie the resources to complete the work.
PST Artistic Director Roxanna Myhrum hopes the “New Year, New Shows!” series will draw attention to the talents of Boston-based puppeteers. “Creating a new puppet show is an enormous undertaking for an artist” says Myhrum. “These performers created everything on you see on stage. We are extremely proud of their work, and can’t wait to share their creativity with audiences of all ages!”